The situation of Max Verstappen is unique in the history of motorsport. With just 18 years old, the meteoric progression of the pilot Dutch has broken all odds and surprised all the experts. His career has been a non-stop stages burned without just transition, which, in a little over 2 years, has taken him from being a world champion karting driver Red Bull Racing, occupying one of the seats most expensive of the Formula 1.
Many voices have pointed out, however, that the reasons of their exchange with Daniil Kvyat would respond, more than a question of performance of both drivers, in an attempt to repel the interest of other teams by taking the services of Verstappen from next year. In an interview granted to the team’s website, the young pilot dutchman has denied to have thought to leave the structure and, at the same time, has claimed to have no intention of leaving Milton Keynes in the future.
“I Was very happy when they told me. I was a little in shock also, I wasn’t expecting it, but I’m very happy with the opportunity, of course. To be honest, I’ve always been very happy at Red Bull. I’ve Never seen reason to change, and, of course, with this opportunity, there is no reason to change, so I’m happy to be here”.
Verstappen will make his debut with the team austria in the Grand Prix of Spain, and will feature 17 races to try to prove their worth and justify the change of riders with a performance commensurate, more taking into account that his predecessor has achieved the only podium for the team this year. Will Daniel Ricciardo to a hard-mate garage, and all this without forgetting the pilots Toro Rosso, who will have renewed strength to show their best versions to the leaders of the team.
In that sense, Verstappen has set basic goals for the time being, and claims to not feel a greater pressure now that runs to the main structure:
“Now a pilot for a team top, but in the end I always try to give the best of myself. In my case, I don’t feel a greater pressure. I Come here with no expectations. I Just want to adapt to the car, to understand it better each time in each session, study the data and see what makes my partner because the most important thing is to score points“.